Things will be slowing down now. Richard's three week prison term in summer school English classes ends in two days. That is two trips a day to Lehi High School gone! Nicholas finally has his own big-boy transportation to work each day. That is one less trip to the far east side of American Fork. That leaves Rachel. She is working two jobs right now. One at the good old American Fork Fitness Center and the other way in the heck out at Thanksgiving Point. It is my fondest dream to find her her own mode of transportation. My greenish mini-van is nearly paid off so hopefully by the end of the summer when I am nearly insane with road-rage we can find her some wheels!
Speaking of the Blueish-greenish Town & Country...remember how it got T-boned by a nice Asian man a few weeks back? It was in for repairs and came back to me shiny and new. I was happy. Until I started driving it again. The noise coming through the "new" door sounds like a window is open. The automatic locks on the rear doors don't respond to the locking buttons. There are scratches on the body panel way down under where nobody can see unless they are Nick looking for the bent door frame that he did indeed find! This means another trip up to Sandy to drop the car of at Larry H. Miller collision repair to have them do it right this time.
Speaking of repairs...remember that nice new Brother embroidery machine I got for Christmas? In the height of my sewing season for Farmer's Market it has decided to erase its computer brain. You know how people are described as having a blank stare, like the lights aren't on upstairs? That is my machine! The LCD screen lights up but there is no memory. That means a trip to drop off the machine and a wait for it to be done. AAAAAAHHHHH! But hey, if I cannot sew that gives me more time to drive people around, right?
Maybe I can catch up on a few projects I have started and are lying around undone. I'll fill you in!
I wanted to tell you that this guy is very happy! He is settled in to his new job at BYU and loving it. He comes home smiling, he is light-hearted, and he even looks rested. There are some in the local swimming community who are saying some pretty nasty things about him. Look folks, all he did was find his dream job. For the last 30 years he has gotten up at 4:30 am to come and coach your kids before school. Then he has taught school all day long, a full day of high school. Then he has gone straight to the pool to coach your kids again until 6:00 pm. He came home worn out, tired, and stressed by all of the politics involved in high school and club swimming. He worked every Saturday morning of his life and missed out on all of those Saturday fishing outings he wished for. He graded papers and tests and wrote workouts for your children on his own time with no extra pay. His health was declining and his family was worried.
There. I feel better.
Maybe I should spend some time hanging upside down like Miss Roxie does.
She seems to be perfectly happy all of the time!